PC-3000 HDD

PC-3000 for HDD. How to unlock SED on WD SMR drives without a special board

Hello dear friends, In June, we released a new PC-3000 software version 7.1.x,  and one of the main features in this update is the SED unlocking option for new WD SMR families. It means that now you don’t need to buy … Continue reading

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PC-3000 HDD. How to Block Writing in Service Area in Seagate F3

Modern Seagate drives are very complex, and their hardware becomes more and more sensitive. If heads have issues, they can damage some critical objects in the Service Area during the internal FW processes. It may be a reason for data … Continue reading

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PC-3000 SAS. How to Solve the Medium Format Corrupted Issue on Hitachi SAS Drives

Nowadays, more and more SAS drives are used for storing data and therefore become damaged due to continuous use. Some of them require spare parts, but some of them can be fixed by software methods. In this article, you can … Continue reading

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The Alternative Way of Recovering Data from a Burnt SSD

Hello everybody! Sometimes, when the proven solutions can’t be applied to your problem, you need to change the approach and experiment a little. Let’s discuss the alternative method of data recovery from a burnt SSD.

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PC-3000 Portable III/Express/UDMA. How to Fix a Rosewood SSHD with a Damaged NAND Chip

Hello guys! The issue with a damaged NAND chip is very popular for the ST1000LX015 and ST2000LX001 models. At the ACE Lab Online Technical Conference 2021 we showed a case on this topic. Following up, this blog article with step-by-step instructions explains … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. Password Reset Procedure on Self-Encrypted Seagate F3 Drives

Hello Friends! Sometimes you may come along a Self-Encrypted Seagate drive that has a user password set by its owner. A common ‘Reset password‘ option doesn’t work because the option requires Power OFF/ON step, and the drive is SED locked. … Continue reading

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PC-3000 Portable III. The Standalone Mode to Diagnose Drives, Create Sector-by-sector copies, and Erase Data Without a Host Computer

Hello, guys! As you well know, our new PC-3000 Portable III tool has a built-in screen and it’s own Operating System, which allows communicating with connected drives without a host PC! In this article, we are going to find out … Continue reading

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PC-3000 SAS. How to Change Sector size and Edit Power-on Hours.

Hello Friends! Some SAS drives have a limitation in their FW: they work for some time (Power-on Hours value written inside of FW), but when the time is over, the drive stops working no matter its condition. Also, some NAS … Continue reading

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PC-3000 for HDD. How to Solve the Device Fault State (DWF) Issue

Hello friends! Today we want to discuss another feature implemented with the new PC-3000 Software Ver. 6.7. – the solution to the Device Fault issue. Sometimes, you can get it right after power on. Sometimes, your drive may come into … Continue reading

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WD SMR. How to Unlock Palmer SATA PCB and Use It For Future Unlocks.

Hello Friends! Every day we face more and more SMR Palmer drives. All of them are SED locked, and when the Service Area modules are damaged, or data is not available, we must use a special unlocked SATA PCB in … Continue reading

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